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1.20.2010

Hawthorne resurfaces

Hey everyone. This isn't exactly huge news, but I find it interesting.

Tim Hawthorne, the former Auburn wideout, has enrolled at North Alabama and plans to play football there for former Auburn coach Terry Bowden next fall.

Hawthorne graduated in December with a degree in public administration. Days before that, he informed Auburn coaches of his desire to leave the football team. The Homewood native still has one season of eligibility remaining, though, and now you know how he'll spend it.

``When we talked, he was pondering that," coach Gene Chizik said. ``That was something that was a possibility for him. He has graduated, so he’s free to basically go wherever he wants to go if he wants to play another year. We wish him the best if that’s what he chooses to do."

Photo credit: Todd Van Emst/Auburn University

Questions? Comments? Post directly to the blog below or email me at jgtate@gannett.com.

80 Comments:

Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Go Tim!

8:17 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Also, we believe Daren Bates underwent surgery on Monday to repair a shoulder injury suffered during the season.

8:19 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Jay,
Do you think Tim just thought he would get more playing time at UNA or was he disgruntled about something?

8:22 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Couldn't have been from all those hits he laid on unsuspecting ball carriers, could it, Jay G?

Do they expect a full recovery?

8:22 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Dang...played all those snaps with a bum shoulder...heckuva first season for the freshman.

8:22 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Cincy, in my opinion - which doesn't mean a whole lot because it's certainly not an informed one - but maybe he was disgruntled because he wasn't getting much playing time.

8:24 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

I wish Tim the best with Tot at UNA. Say this for Terry, he's doing a good job being the halfway house for displaced SEC players. This should translate into conference victories.

8:24 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Three sporting(ish) events going on near(ish) me during my birthday weekend: Pro Bowl, Herschel Walker's MMA debut, and 24 Hours of Daytona. Any opinions on which I should attend? I'm thinking I'm leaning towards the 24 hours.

8:28 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

It's YOUR bday, PF, YOU decide! :-)

8:29 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Well Pete, you couldn't go wrong at any of em, but I'd have to pick the Pro Bowl.

The best ticket in ATL right now is the Hawks...and I hate the NBA.

8:30 AM  
Blogger scottie durden said...

i wish the best to TH. too bad he never really blossomed at AU the way we all thought he would.

8:32 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

I'd have to concur with Seanzie cuz I don't like fighting or car racing. But, it's your bday!

8:33 AM  
Blogger scottie durden said...

i can't get the lyrics "Return of the Mack....Return of the Mack....Return of the Mack....You know that I'll be back!" outta my head now. ha.

8:34 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

So my friends showed me this awesome music video called "Colonel Reb is Cryin" and the song has been stuck in my head for about 16 hours now.

8:36 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

More playing time.

8:36 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Colonel Reb is from, what, 2007?

8:37 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Yeah it's a bit older...but still hilarious...nice rip on Coach O in there.

8:37 AM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

That vid is awesome Seanzie.

I would probably go 24 hours, I've always wanted to go. Pro Bowl doesn't really interest me. The Strikeforce fight wouldn't be bad either. I still can't believe Herschel is going to fight at the grand age of 58.

8:38 AM  
Blogger Jay 'W. not Tate' said...

Anybody know if Mack is supposed to announce his commitment today? I read somewhere last night that he was announcing Wednesday at 11am...???

8:38 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Atlanta Hotties that want to support Haiti, but can't figure out how, head out to the downtown Mellow Mushroom on Tuesday (Jan 26). They're donating all revenues from that day to a Hatian hospital that was pretty affected by the quakes. Help by eating and drinking.

8:41 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Yes today at 12/11 central Mack is announcing.

8:43 AM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

Morning all

8:58 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Sup, Cartoon Hottie looks to be ravishing as always.

8:59 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

"halfway house for displaced SEC players"

Nice, Seanzie! Hope Tim does well there. He doesn't have fond memories at Auburn, but at least he did get his degree.

9:05 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

That's the same gal KMO used here, right?

9:07 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

I hear Lemonier made his decisions 2 weeks ago which would have been the time he was at the Under Armour All American Game with all those Auburn commitments .
Miller, wtc, and wtc's mom all say he is an Auburn Tiger!

9:08 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

I'm ready for 2/3

9:12 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Do you think Stone narrowing his decision to Auburn/Alabama, instigated Mack's decision to today? Coaches need to know if they have scholarships available.

9:14 AM  
Blogger bigdaddy334 said...

morning

9:15 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

So did Bates hurt his shoulder turning to the student section after every play trying to pump them up?

9:18 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

ESPN updated rankings. Auburn #5.

http://insider.espn.go.com/ncf/recruiting/classrankings?classyear=2010&classmonth=1&rank=5&action=login&appRedirect=http%3a%2f%2finsider.espn.go.com%2fncf%2frecruiting%2fclassrankings%3fclassyear%3d2010%26classmonth%3d1%26rank%3d5

9:18 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Consensus top 5.

9:20 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

I'm not gonna get crap done at work on the 3rd.

9:21 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

W-2 came in today...it's always depressing because it's like a line item breakdown of what you don't make.

9:21 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

PF, that's great that the Mellow Mushroom is stepping up like that. Too bad more places of business don't do that.

9:23 AM  
Blogger The Most Interesting Jet in the World said...

Best wishes to Tim.

I'm the market for a Mack Truck. Anyone know where you can find one?

I will be in transit in a little bit, so you kids have some interesting posts for me to peruse when I arrive in O'lando.

9:24 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

I hope it's warm for you, Jet. I'm tired of being cold.

9:27 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

I;m off to play for the day. Looking forward to reading all kinds of good news when I get back! Have an awesome day everyone!

9:28 AM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

Weather is nice down here Jet, 60's and 70's everyday.

9:37 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

It's 60 in Atlanta yesterday and today...a nice change from the 29 and 32s from a couple of weeks ago.

9:39 AM  
Blogger Comm'r of Side Girls said...

I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed Jay's previous headline about USC's recruits being AU property. It inspired images of Spurrier throwing the visor and cussing like a sailor. LOL variety humor.

Sing it with us, Ole Ball Coach: You down with OPP?

9:45 AM  
Blogger Bellefay1 said...

Tim's father worked for State Farm, right? I'm trying to remember but he was the kid who committed to Auburn over Bama and Bama fans threatened to boycott his fathers company.

Best of luck to Tim. He went through alot during his time at Auburn.

9:57 AM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

G, I don't know KMO, but I looked for ever to find this pic. She is mine so everyone back off!!!

9:59 AM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

You can look but no touching.

9:59 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

And the only reason CH=B had to look forever was because I was offended by the pic he really wanted to use. It's all my fault, right CH=B? ;-)

10:02 AM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

yet LUv, but I have now found my dream girl. So, thanks!

10:06 AM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

Well actually she is the 5th girl in my life. I have a wife, daughter and two female dogs. I'm not sure but based on my luck my fish are probably female as well.

10:07 AM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

The other was just "side girl" material. Isn't that right Comm'r?

10:08 AM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

T-42 minutes before our next commit.

10:08 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

word up.

10:09 AM  
Blogger digger4au said...

Good morning Hotties. Sounds like good news last night and this am. Good luck Tim I wish you the best next year and the rest of your life.

10:14 AM  
Blogger Dadof3Girls said...

TH's career does make you want to pause and take a deep breath, and not get too giddy regarding recruiting.

Nah, I think I'll still run in circles and scream like my daughters if Mack and Lat sign.

10:15 AM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

Also rumors are that Trooper visited Ambles yesterday. I say take a chance on the kid and move Reed to DB. We could use more DB's and most say he looked like a beast/natural at the position.

10:15 AM  
Blogger Comm'r of Side Girls said...

Fantasy side girls are the best (and only) kind for us happily married guys, CHB.

I like to think of "side girls" with a more expansive perspective. For instance, all of USC's recruits = AU "side girls"

10:16 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

I'm not sure we need Ambles, even if we moved Reed to CB. We're pretty stacked at WR.

10:17 AM  
Blogger Dadof3Girls said...

Sensi,
I think it more about status and bragging rights regarding recruiting class rank than a real need

10:21 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

I'm a big proponent of recruiting quality depth to fill needs, not recruit kids with the intention of winning the beauty pageant.

10:22 AM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

I hope that's not the case.

10:23 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Kinda like the 932 LB's UAT has?

10:23 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Well said Luv, well said.

10:24 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

I'm with you, Seanzie.

10:24 AM  
Blogger Dadof3Girls said...

I'm not saying I agree with the idea of recruiting for sizzle only, just saying it could be a reason.

10:25 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Hottie Ho! I just noticed I'll be incarcerated on NSD. I won't be able to celebrate real-time with the Hotties :-(

Will Daren Bates miss spring practice and be ready for fall practice? Or is he "day by day"?

10:27 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Although, Richardson doesn't seem like he's going to make it to campus so I could totally see Ambles taking that spot.

10:28 AM  
Blogger Comm'r of Side Girls said...

What's wrong with Bates?

10:29 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

See Jay G's 8:19 post

10:29 AM  
Blogger weagle251 said...

Seanzie's got it.

10:30 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

The thing that is bad for guys like Dixon and Richardson is the SEC basically put the foot down on sign and place...so they have to live up to their part of the bargain or they're out.

10:35 AM  
Blogger Comm'r of Side Girls said...

Thanks Luv. Missed that.

10:41 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

kid's letter

10:42 AM  
Blogger Comm'r of Side Girls said...

CHB: Isn't Reed way too highly regarded as a WR to move to DB? Can't imagine the kid who's had all the smoke blown up the backside seeing that as kosher.

10:44 AM  
Blogger martini35504 said...

Mack commits to AU!

http://insider.espn.go.com/espn/blog/index?entryID=4841806&name=Southeast_Recruiting&action=upsell&appRedirect=http%3a%2f%2finsider.espn.go.com%2fespn%2fblog%2findex%3fentryID%3d4841806%26name%3dSoutheast_Recruiting

10:53 AM  
Blogger LGGByron said...

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10:56 AM  
Blogger Comm'r of Side Girls said...

AUsome!!!

10:59 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

1 down, 4 or 5 to go.

11:01 AM  
Blogger michael said...

My mom says he will decommit before signing day.

11:10 AM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

Your mom was right, Michael. He decommitted from SCjr and just committed to AU.

11:15 AM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Rivals, Auburn Under Cover, Goldberg.

Everybody is confirming now.

Welcome to Auburn, Eric.

11:16 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

New thread UPZ.

11:19 AM  
Blogger Loganville Tiger said...

That is great news on the Mack commitment!! Now to get Lattimore...wow... that would be one strong class...

11:21 AM  

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